scare the hell out of

scare the hell out of you

to make you feel extremely frightened scare you to death His idea of fun scares the hell out of me.
Related vocabulary: scare the pants off you
See also: hell, of, out, scare
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AJ is just the man to do that - his pace will scare the hell out of the visitors and he proved against Israel on Saturday that he can play alongside Michael Owen successfully.
As I was admiring the entries in the parts competition, I overhead another visitor say, "These parts should scare the hell out of injection molders
He's one of the most dangerous people on TV and a comedian to scare the hell out of even the most daring of producers.
You don't really want to hurt anybody, but when they don't see the light, you want to scare the hell out of them.
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